Spurs prepared to pay close to £20m for Valencia’s Soldado.
Tottenham are ready to break their transfer record to sign Valencia striker Roberto Soldado, according to the Daily Mail.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly prepared to sanction a move close for close to £20m, which would eclipse the £16.75m the club paid Dynamo Zagreb for Luka Modric in 2008.
Soldado has established himself as one of the deadliest strikers in European football in recent seasons and finished the last campaign with 28 goals in just 42 appearances in all competitions.
The powerful Spain international is also the subject of interest from West Ham, but the Mail believe Liverpool’s Andy Carroll remains the Hammers’ top target, while the east London club have also bid for Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo.
Spurs are hopeful that Soldado’s capture will prove a statement of intent and convince Gareth Bale not to agitate for a move to Real Madrid.
Barcelona’s David Villa and Leandro Damiao of Internacional also remain on the club’s radar.
The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, claims Spurs want to sign Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke…